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The Kritios Ephebe is the precursor to the classical athlete statues, and siginifies the conclusion of the Kouroi.

The muscle groups are described with accuracy, and the skeletal system of the figure is well understood as a shaping force.

Read more about the Kritios (or Kritian) Boy

Marble, 0.86 m tall, c. 480 BCE (Acropolis Museum)


Kritios Ephebe (boy)